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Wed Aug 7, 2019, 07:31 AM

Hordes of Earth's toughest creatures may now be living on Moon

There might be life on the Moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the universe, and decades without food.

These terrifying-sounding beings aren’t aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive following a crash landing on the lunar surface by Israel’s Beresheet probe in April, the US-based organization responsible for their trip said Tuesday.
If they did not burn up in an explosion, they could in theory survive the tiny pressure on the lunar surface, and the extremes of temperature, William Miller, a tardigrades expert at Baker University, told AFP.

“But to become active, to grow, eat, and reproduce they would need water, air and food,” so it would not be possible for them to multiply and form a colony, he added.


Not sure if this is cool or scary...

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Wed Aug 7, 2019, 08:05 AM

1. Cool because that could very well be how life on Earth began!

Seeded from somewhere else on a piece of space debris.

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